This is going to be a busy evening, because there are several things to cover. First, I shall give a correction to last weeks’ Pique the Geek after the fold. Next, we shall discuss the very silly notion that 20121221 is the end of times. Finally, we shall get some more information about 8-track tape technology from one of the original developers.
That is one of the nice things about blogging: you “meet” a lot of people. This individual (who gave me permission to identify by name) was on the development team just about from the start, and has written a memoir (JUST for Pique the Geek, by the way) and I shall add parts of it, in suitably sized pieces, at the end of PTG until we reach the end.
I had originally planned to write about the Noble Gases of the Periodic Table, but I happened to be puttering around the house when a TeeVee show about this came on today. The interesting thing to me is that almost everything is just made up from whole cloth.